Bill Texts: IN HB1514 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Department of environmental management fees. Specifies that the environmental rules board (board) may adopt rules that prescribe fees. Provides that the department of environmental management (IDEM), rather than the board, is to deposit solid waste fees in the waste facility operator trust fund. Provides for IDEM to receive payment of solid waste fees by electronic fund transfer. Requires the board, in changing the amount of a fee, to take into account the cost to IDEM of amendments, modifications, and renewals of a permit, license, or approval. Provides that a fee established by the board for a type or class of permit: (1) may be set at a particular amount in consideration of the type and amount of discharge or emission to which the permit relates; and (2) may not be different in amount for public sector permit holders than for private sector permit holders unless the difference is specifically authorized by law. Requires IDEM, to assist the board in periodically reviewing fees, to: (1) arrange for an independent study of certain IDEM costs; (2) develop information on fees charged for equivalent activities in other states; and (3) develop information on activities, functions, and permits that have been added or eliminated since fees were last changed. Provides that the board may not increase any major confined feeding operation, water, solid waste, hazardous waste, or air permit fee: (1) more than once in five years; or (2) by more than 10%. Makes conforming changes. Requires the board to adopt rules to implement a one-time increase in fees before January 1, 2022. Provides that: (1) the pre-2022 fee increase may not raise the major confined feeding operation, water, solid waste, hazardous waste, and air permit fees by so much that IDEM's annual aggregate fee revenue is reasonably anticipated to rise by more than $3,200,000; but (2) the restriction prohibiting a fee increase of more than 10% does not apply to the one-time, pre-2022 fee increase.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-17 - First reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs [HB1514 Detail]

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